Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (left) congratulates McCall Johnson 11, a fifth-grader at Irwin Academic Center, during a ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Place in uptown. McCall saw some older students were being mean to a younger child on a school bus, calling him names. McCall told them to leave the child alone then invited the child to sit with him on the bus. The two became friends, and according to the bus driver, the younger student went from not wanting to go to school to being excited about it again. McCall was one of seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg students students recognized for making good choices and “doing the right thing.”
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (left) congratulates McCall Johnson 11, a fifth-grader at Irwin Academic Center, during a ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Place in uptown. McCall saw some older students were being mean to a younger child on a school bus, calling him names. McCall told them to leave the child alone then invited the child to sit with him on the bus. The two became friends, and according to the bus driver, the younger student went from not wanting to go to school to being excited about it again. McCall was one of seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg students students recognized for making good choices and “doing the right thing.” Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (left) congratulates McCall Johnson 11, a fifth-grader at Irwin Academic Center, during a ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Place in uptown. McCall saw some older students were being mean to a younger child on a school bus, calling him names. McCall told them to leave the child alone then invited the child to sit with him on the bus. The two became friends, and according to the bus driver, the younger student went from not wanting to go to school to being excited about it again. McCall was one of seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg students students recognized for making good choices and “doing the right thing.” Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

7 CMS students honored for ‘doing the right thing’

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